Mutually Assured Destruction

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"If you are in search of a gripping read (or even just some exceptional prose regarding the sorts of conversations that happen in the weight room at your local YMCA), then pick this up. As both a personal reflection on the intersections of race and faith, and a unrelenting critique of U.S. empire, its impact is undeniable. Mutually Assured Destruction dazzles. In his first major book effort, Aaron Samuels gives notice to the poetry world that he is a g- force to be reckoned with. Driven by his switchblade wit, and uncanny knack for melding accessible, everyday dialogue with seamless prose and honest, gut-wrenching narratives, the poems in Mutually Assured Destruction are bound to strike a chord with anyone who has ever known the singularly joyful agony of growing up on the wrong side of ‘normal.’ It is a Bildungsroman par excellence, a direct window into the mind of a writer unafraid of poring through the darkest corners of the moments that have shaped him."
  • Joshua Bennett,
  • Star of HBO series Brave New Voices, featured poet at President Obama’s Evening of Poetry and Music, published author, and doctoral candidate in English at Princeton University